Assist the CEO in developing and executing the audit plan, and take a lead role in the day to day execution of internal audits;
Reporting to the CEO & Audit Committee;
Contribute to the Internal Audit function by identifying risks associated with business objectives and evaluating the controls in place to mitigate those risks in order to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes;
Provide value-added advice and support to business partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.
Participate in meetings to explain the scope and objectives of the audit engagement and provide an overview of all steps in the audit process;
Develop a thorough understanding of business processes in scope for assigned audits and document the processes in flowcharts and/or process narratives. Identify and document inherent risks and controls within the business processes.
Develop a risk-based test plan by selecting appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and departmentally defined internal audit methodology;
Perform audit tests and prepare working papers in accordance with professional standards;
Perform the Internal Control Report (J-SOX);
Evaluate the adequacy of process design and the effectiveness of controls in meeting business and control objectives. Identify and document control and process weaknesses and provide evidential support for findings;
Propose practical and value-added recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies;
Organize and reference work papers for review by the CEO;
Participate in closing meetings at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for identified issues;
Audit of subsidiaries abroad.
Assist in the preparation of a concise and informative audit report to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to the CEO and Board of Directors.
Assist the CEO in the development of the annual Internal Audit plan;
Contributes to the safeguarding of corporate assets and the interests of the……. by ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place and operating effectively;
Perform consulting services for management through participation in projects designed to introduce new and/or changing processes, products or facilities. Provide value added recommendations to mitigate both project and end state risks;
Develop and maintain effective and professional working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization, including Senior Management and Audit Committee of the Board;
Conducts investigations of suspected internal fraud;
Provide consultative support to branches and departments with regard to the adequate design and execution of risk management processes;
Collect, co-ordinate and disseminate material for the quarterly Audit Committee meeting;
Conduct testing to assist External auditors with the annual financial reporting audit.
Qualifications & skills
Master’s in Business, Accounting or Finance;
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the internal audit function;
Solid understanding of risk and control concepts. Ability to apply these concepts to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of business processes and controls to mitigate risk to tolerance levels defined by management;
J-SOX experience required;
Good interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) with all levels within the organization;
Unquestioned personal integrity;
Strong analytical capability;
Hands on spirit with a high degree of autonomy;
Logical approach to identifying and evaluating issues and problem solving;
Well-developed organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments;
Displays awareness of the need for confidentially in sensitive matters;
Demonstrated job commitment and personal flexibility to meet changing expectations;
Experience in risk management;
Integrity and professional ethics;
Willing to travel;
Computer skills: MS Office;
Knowledge of English and French is essential. Mastering other languages is an asset;
Experience in a pharma or biotech environment is a plus.
Location: At our headquarters in Mont-Saint-Guibert / Gosselies Belgium